In The Pill, conceived by Marla Mase and written by the Family, Sylvia accidentally takes her anorexic daughter’s antidepressant, and pandemonium ensues. What follows is a story about the cataclysms of depression, fear, and anxiety, and their dynamic intersections with eating disorder and suicidal ideation.
"Like Sylvia, I made the mistake of accidentally taking my daughter’s medication," says Mase. "I freaked out. I had these irrational fears about medications – not for other people but for myself – so when I realized what I had done, I screamed and begged my daughter to help me throw it up…Here I am begging my anorexic/bulimic daughter to show me how to throw up. I told my kids, 'This is going into a play one day.' "
Featured in the cast are Zoe Wilson, Winsome Brown, Joshua Turchin, Roger Rathburn, Graham Stevens, Adam Patterson, and Marina Re. Randolph Curtis Rand directs.